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Watch our Youth-Led Innovation Panel with Pitbull

Track - Climate Action Earth Purple

Read about the Future Youth Want, in the 2020 Youth Communiqué

Our forum gets you right up close to world leaders, decision-makers and celebrity influencers using virtual reality.

Schedule At A Glance

UN General Assembly Week

Innovation Masterminds

Youth delegates only

Live sessions that connect Youth Delegates directly with VIP speakers in an intimate immersive setting to discuss global challenges, co-create solutions and exchange ideas. Shake the hands of peers around the word.


Four Week Leadership and Training Program

Youth delegates only

Youth Delegates receive access to a bespoke four week leadership and advocacy training program by BridgingTheGap Ventures, along with curated career advancement and networking opportunities.


Mainstage Global Broadcast

Open to everyone

Live streamed worldwide, our mainstage features candid intergenerational fireside chats between influential leaders and young changemakers, along with immersive 360 performances using mixed-reality.

120+ Speakers United for Impact Including

Cara Delevingne

Model, actress and co-founder of MyEcoResolution

Meg Donnelly

Actress, American Housewife, Zombies and Zombies 2

Drew Ray Tanner

Actor on Riverdale, Somewhere Between and You Me Her

Darin Olien

Superfood Hunter and Co-Host, Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Kat Graham

Actress and Humanitarian

Kalen Allen

Digital Creator and Actor


Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter and Healer

Alyson Stoner

Multi-disciplinary Artist, Writer and Digital Creator

Keith Mitchell

All-Pro NFL Player turned Celebrity Yogi, Humanitarian and Founder of the Light it Up Foundation​

Nick Vujicic

Speaker, Author, Evangelist and Entrepreneur

Vishen Lakhiani

Founder and CEO of Mindvalley

Susi Mai

Professional Kitesurfer and Co-Founder of Ultramarine

Siyabulela Mandela

Great-grandson, Nelson Mandela & Regional Coordinator, Journalists for Human Rights

Yusuf Omar

Founder, Hashtag Our Stories, former CNN Social Reporter and now Mobile Journalist

Thomas Furness

The 'Grandfather of VR' and Founder of Virtual World Society

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Immersive VR/XR performances.
Inspiration from young changemakers around the world.

Broadcast worldwide on live-streaming platforms

The experience

Cross-Sector and Intergenerational Dialogues

Participate in thematic discussions that bring together media influencers, policymakers, industry experts and young changemakers under 30 within a VR environment. Programming ensures everyone is at the table to discuss, debate and co-create solutions.

Inclusive and Accessible

Leveraging emerging VR/XR technologies, YOUNGA will be accessible to audiences worldwide as a virtual concert and online conference, allowing regional watch parties set up in classrooms, school campuses, community centres and offices around the globe to interact with you.

Quality Engagement

BridgingTheGap Forums speakers, partners and audience members are equals. Engage in candid conversations, interactive Q&A sessions, roundtable discussions and innovation masterminds with a diverse community of leaders on topics you are passionate about.


This is not another initiative to talk about the change we need—BridgingTheGap Forums focus on turning ideas into action. All speakers and partners will select a call-to-action for audiences to do in their community related to a cause they are passionate about. With our technology partner, MyEffect, actions will be tracked so we can measure the collective impact inspired.


A new kind of virtual event—immersive and interactive

It’s not enough to just be at the table. At YOUNGA you’re invited to be an active contributor.

With virtual reality speakers can see, hear and sit with Youth Delegates as if they were in the same room.

Put your ideas at the centre of critical discussions across our thematic tracks:
Explore cross-cutting topics with experts in social innovation, technology and mindfulness.

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100+ industry partners, reaching young leaders across 243 Nations and Territories

Programming Partners

Global PR Agency Partner

The World We Want

Youth Champions

Founding Chair

Kelly Lovell

CEO, BridgingTheGap Ventures

Impact Advisors

Ari Eisenstat

Futurist Innovation Educator and Impact Investor

Virginia Salas Kastilio

Hyper Connector and Founder, I Trust You

Jeff Hoffman

Chairman, Global Entrepreneurship Network

Natasha Mudhar

Founder, The World We Want & Social Impact Campaigner and Investor

Zephanii Smith

International civil and human rights advocate

Brandi Veil

Founder and CEO, Being Investments Company

Amanda Manares

COO, Precision Health Technology Products

Justin Markell

Director of Community, Kindred and Founder, Good Decisions Only

Lyle Maxson

Chief Strategy Officer, Andromeda Entertainment

We are a global community united for impact